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Old 01-24-2004, 09:04 AM
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49 chev on chevelle frame?

I'd like to pick the brain of the guy who did this restored 49 chevy, as I've got one at the other end of it's restoration. I'm very interested to find out what year and/or style of chevelle the frame came out of and get any tips on the swap he might be able to offer.
Anybody know whose chevy this is? It was featured here as Hot Rod of the Week a while back. Or does anybody know what year 'velle would work? It's a 115" wheelbase on the 49s original frame. Thanks in advance to anybody with ideas!


That sure sets nice! Mine's got a little work to do on her yet... but ol' blue will be nice when I get her done up!

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If you do attempt to drop your body on a Chevelle frame, you are most likely redoing the whole floor to match that frame. A lot of work, but probably worth it.

Have you thought about maybe doing a Nova/Camaro front clip instead? Just a thought.
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Old 01-24-2004, 10:22 AM
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hiya Poncho - it's gutted, we'll be doing the floors anyway. As for the front clip, if I have this straight in my little female pea brain I think I'd rather do the whole frame to have better/newer suspension and brakes under the whole thing. I'm open to ideas though, thanks! I'll talk with my more mechanically adept half about it and see what he thinks!
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I agree, if your floor is toast anyways, you may be better off going that route. You may even be able to fit the Chevelle floor in there.

Someone on the Board was redoing an early 50s Chevy floor the other day. Maybe he can be of some help, although, he is redoing it stock....I believe.



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about a 100 years ago i had a 50 sedan delivery that i put on a 67 chevelle frame.
116" WB on 64-67 chevelle frames 68-72 chevelle 4 drs were the same wb but a little too wide..

ya gotta hack the snot out of the rear floor but sounds like thats not an issue
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